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Cusco: 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

15 reviews

Cusco: 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips
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From US$ 360 per person

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Upgrade your tour with visits to Chinchero, Moray, and Maras and accommodation in Aguas Calientes Town.

About this activity

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup available only from accommodation in central Cusco.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and its fascinating Inca ruins
  • Travel surrounded by amazing landscapes on the way to Machu Picchu
  • End the program with an unforgettable visit to the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu
Full description

The journey starts with the pickup from your hotel in Cusco at 7:40 AM. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the picturesque towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Lunch will be provided in the town of Urubamba (included). After the tour in the sacred valley, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will be transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Aguas Calientes. At night, the guide will contact you at your hotel to provide all the instructions for the tour to Machu Picchu the next day. Wake up early for a 7:00 AM transfer from Aguas Calientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Upon your arrival, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. With your expert guide, learn all about the ancient Inca city and visit its various sites, including gardens, shrines, water channels, prisons, and more. After the guided tour you will have leisure time to explore the Inca citadel on your own.

If choosing to add a Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu climb to your trip, the ascent will be done on your own. The tour staff will point out the route to the mountain, then you are free to do the climb at your own pace.

You will then be transferred back to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Finally, the tour operator will transfer you by bus to Cusco city.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in Cusco
  • Round trip train ticket (Voyager - Inca Rail or Expedition - Peru Rail)
  • Round trip bus ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu)
  • Round trip transfer by car (Cusco city - train station in Ollantaytambo)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour in the Sacred Valley
  • Lunch in the town of Urubamba (first day)
  • Huayna Picchu climb (if option selected)
  • Machu Picchu climb (if option selected)
  • Mandatory Tourist Ticket (BTC) for the visit to the Sacred Valley, which can be purchased separately; see "Add On" or purchase it On-Site the day of the trip
  • Meals or Drinks not mentioned above
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The tour options to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains must be booked well in advance (3 months in advance or before). During the high season (May to October), there are only 200 available tickets per day. These climbs require physical effort
  • The accommodation suggested in "Add-On" corresponds to the overnight in Aguas Calientes: Hostel Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or 3-Star Hotel.
  • If you have selected the option which includes the Sacred Valley tour with visits to Chinchero, Maras, and Moray, your pickup time will be at 6:30 AM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The tour was very well organized and well worth seeing. The different guides were great. We were at Machu Picchu early and were able to anticipate the large number of visitors. The free time after Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes was a bit too long for me personally. PS Don't be fooled by the pictures, in the Valle Sagrado you will not visit Moray (circular terraces) but the fortress Ollantaytambo.

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October 6, 2021

We had a wonderful time with this tour company! The organizers with whom I coordinated before the trip were responsive and helpful. The tour guides and personnel were knowledgeable and super helpful. The price was reasonable too. Would definitely recommend.

April 17, 2022

The package is worth it. You take advantage of both places with time. I recommend.

January 22, 2022

Product ID: 195845